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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

July 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Missouri Resident Indicted on Arson Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 40 year old Missouri resident was named in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that STEVEN O. PRICE was named in a one-count Indictment charging him with arson. The Indictment alleges that PRICE maliciously attempted to destroy a Werner Enterprises Freightliner Cascadia tractor trailer truck pulling a Wabash trailer by means of fire in Triadelphia, West Virginia, on June 23, 2010.

If convicted, PRICE faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.